Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

BELIEVE THE HYPE

Manchester United have launched their new home kit for the 2019/20 season, which pays special tribute to the Treble won by Alex Ferguson’s troops during the 1998/99 campaign.

Despite a disastrous season that saw the Red Devils finish outside the top four, which catapulted to them failing to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League, the Old Trafford side remain the only English club to have won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in the same season.

The new kit has the numbers ’90+1′ and ’90+3′ printed on the sleeves; a reference to the minutes which Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer scored in United’s dramatic late 2-1 win over Bayern Munich to secure their second European title at the time (they won their third title back in 2008 defeating Chelsea). At the bottom of the shirt are prints of the dates of the FA Cup final win over Newcastle and the game against Tottenham Hotspur that sealed the league title.

Despite question marks over their futures, David de Gea and Paul Pogba are two of the players fronting the promotional campaign for United’s new kit. De Gea has just one year remaining on his contract and is said to be stalling on a new deal while Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer.